New School Funding Formula (1)

MQT on 2016-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2016
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What discussions have you had to date with the Department for Education regarding the new proposed funding formula which will likely result in a cut in funding for London schools despite higher deprivation levels meaning that they are faced with higher educational needs?


Answer for New School Funding Formula (1)

Answer for New School Funding Formula (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I shared my concerns in this area to London headteachers at my Education Conference last November, when sharing the platform with Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education. She said that the government will publish its consultation on national reform of the school funding formula in the early part of this year. My Deputy Mayor, Munira Mirza, had raised this in a meeting with the Secretary of State on 26 November. I plan to respond to this, just as I did in 2010 when making a strong case for London schools' needs in their last major consultation on this issue.